|Project by DaleMaley||posted 08-29-2016 01:55 PM||521 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
On our farm, we had a 1949 Massey-Harris model 44, and a much newer John Deere. My brother and I always operated the old Massey-Harris, because Dad got the nicer and newer John Deere with AC :)
My brother now collects and restores old Massey-Harris tractors. He also has the same Model 44 we used on the farm in the 1960’s and early 70’s.
I thought it would make a great 2016 Christmas gift to make him a stained glass panel of a Massey Harris Model 44.
I went online and found a picture of a typical Massey-Harris model 44, which is shown in the attached pictures. I imported this image into Google Sketchup, and came up with a stained glass design design for it.
After I completed the stained glass panel, I decided to frame it in white oak. The local stained glass shop where I took my classes, uses a retired woodworker to make frames. His design is rather complicated and involves a lot of wood pieces. You can see it here.
I went online, and found a Minnesota lady that sells oak framing materials intended to hang stained glass. Her design is much simpler to make, and the art can be displayed from either side of the frame. I ordered her hardware, and used my own white oak to make my frame. After doing both designs, I like her design much better.
There is no sun in Central Illinois today, so I can’t take a photo of the framed project in the sunlight. A picture is included above in the sunlight of the stained glass before I made the frame.
To see my trials & tribulations on this project, see my woodworking web site.
-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/